Campus Life

Heartwarming Opera for Whole Family: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Dec.5

The Christmas spirit comes to the University when the Opera Workshop presents Amahl and the Night Visitors on Dec. 5 at 1 pm, 3 pm and 7 pm, and on Dec. 6 at 2 pm in the University Recital Hall.

Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the heart-warming story of an impoverished crippled boy, Amahl and his mother as they meet the Three Kings who are following a star to Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus. Through goodwill, sacrifice and kindness Amahl discovers the power of miracles the and true meaning of Christmas.

"This opera is both funny and dramatic and the music is very approachable and listenable – perfect for the whole family," says Dr. Blaine Hendsbee, Opera Workshop Director. "Originally produced for television and composed by Gian Carlo Menotti, Amahl and the Night Visitors has become the most frequently performed one act opera of our time."

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